Dover Beach

Dover Beach, St. Lawrence Gap: Address, Dover Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Dover Beach
4.5
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ross b
Swansea, UK7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We have just returned for 2 weeks and boy we cant wait to get back.
I only have one back point about this beach, the sun loungers far to many and not enough space for anyone to just lay their towels.
We spent most days on the beach and a few evenings.
Sun loungers were $30 bajan for 2 bed and a umbrella.
We always used Johnny cool because the young man was soon polite.
People will ask you if you want to buy things from deink to a foot rub to drugs.
You say no and they go away.
Do not tell anyone may be later or I'll look another day, they will remember you and ask over and over.
There are a few guys who live on the beach who we made time for and it paid off.
We met Richard who sleeps on the beach we brought him some food and drinks a few times.
He in return took us on an amazing tour of were he grew up.
It was a four hour walk he showed us different fruits the house were he was born were he got married and introduced us to his old school friends.
He advised it wasnt a good idea to return on our own.
If anyone reading this ends up in dover beach chances are Richard will speak to you.
Please say hi from Ross and Andrea and we hope to see him again.

Back to the beach it was clean.
My advice rather than buy drinks on the beach front maybe walk a minute more to the huts were you will get a better deal 4 bottle for $10-12 bajan.

Written February 23, 2020
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Designs_JoanK
Brackley, UK430 contributions
Jan 2020
This was our local beach as we were staying about a 10-minute walk away. There is parking around the area if you drive there. Lots of sun beds and umbrellas for hire (allow about $15 per day) and the sand is fine, the sea turquoise and warm. It was windy a few days during our stay and we caught a few short, sharp showers but we spent several days enjoying this special place.
Written January 26, 2020
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organizer42
Boquete, Panama51 contributions
Dec 2019
Fabulous swimming beach (the red flags were only out two days and were in two small areas close to the end of the beach). Dover is about 1 mile long with swimmable waves. We were there December 17 to 26 and it was never overly crowded.

Charles Watersports provides lounge chairs and umbrellas to rent so there's always somewhere to rest. Several cafes and restaurants right at the beach, Sand Dollar Cafe, Daddys, Pronto (the dessert brownie!!), Sea Fans, and Southern Palms to name a few, all excellent and affordable.

I had two other beaches to visit on my list Carlisle, and Bathsheba. We did see them but always went back to Dover it's just so beautiful and swimmable. Lifequards available too. And one of the best parts? Hardly anyone selling their crafts and if they are and you say no, they walk away. How great is that.
Written January 1, 2020
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hannah
London, UK19 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lovey beach, near quite a few restaurants/ cafes. The sea stays shallow for quite a while.
Be aware of the individuals who approach you when you park up. They do not necessarily work for the beach bar. We had a man who took us to the sun beds (which we wanted to pay for). But then he explained he did not work for the bar but we should give him money and he will act as a butler for us. Any time we moved he asked where we were going and reminded us that we should tip him even though he didn’t provide us with anything/do anything for us. Very odd situation. He also claimed he was kindly giving us free wifi but it was actually the wifi of a local hotel and it didn’t work. The people who did work for the beach bar were friendly I would recommend heading straight into the bar when you park up if you want to rent sun beds.
Written August 16, 2021
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Dennis D
Lytham St Anne's, UK23 contributions
Mar 2022
Fantastic area with a mix of tourists and locals. Wide variety of eateries and bars. Generally all with good prices, and the facilities in the square expand as necessary (additional tables, chairs, and gazebos) Plenty of shade.
Written March 29, 2022
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cantravnut
Toronto, Canada359 contributions
Jan 2020
In 3 nights there we had a "red flag" every day, but felt safe playing in the waves (not going over our heads). Fun to watch the surfers, especially at sunset. Note beach is cut off on both ends so not ideal for those who like long beach walks. Lovely soft white sand in and out of the water.
Written January 28, 2020
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Jean D
Essex57 contributions
Sep 2020
Visited during a very quiet time but a peaceful beach to relax on. Loungers and umbrellas readily available at a charge from local vendors. Snack/meal bar close by. Clear waters was able to snorkel , white sand.
Written September 17, 2020
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Henry M
Chula Vista, CA11 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a very pretty and exotic beach with lots of great views from all angels. The sand is soft and white with a very large expanse from the edge of the resort to the shoreline there is plenty of room. The water has various colors and they are remarkably beautiful and brilliant. We were there in November and the temperature was nice and warm.
Written February 21, 2020
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Alice R
Thousand Islands New York, NY13 contributions
Feb 2020
I recently visited Dover Beach and what an amazing time. I have visited Barbados several times and always make sure the Dover is on my itinerary. Make sure to see Charles for umbrella and chair rentals he is truly a jem. At the end of the day I walked from the beach to Heathers bar and enjoyed a cold beverage and her wonderful company.
Written March 6, 2020
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TravelwithJOY12
Brooklyn, NY102 contributions
Mar 2020
calm waters, blue water, warm. low waves you can spend all day in the water it is so enchanting. I am in love lol
I really enjoy Dover beach every time I am in Barbados I have travelled 3 times
Written January 20, 2021
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